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Category: Recreation

National Wildlife Day

Tomorrow marks a holiday so fabulous that it’s celebrated twice a year. On September 4 and February 22, we celebrate National Wildlife Day, created to bring recognition to not only enjoy and appreciate the types of wildlife we… Read More

FMNP Festival: Celebrate the FMNP’s 20th Anniversary Online and In-Person

Friends and Colleagues, thank you for your continued support of the Florida Master Naturalist Program! For our 20th Anniversary, we want to come together to celebrate! Join us the week of November 1-7 for the FMNP Festival to… Read More

Aquatic Hitchhikers: What Are They and Why You Should Care

By: Taylor Darnell, agronomy master’s student with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Have you ever been waiting to launch at a boat ramp, ready for a day of fishing or leisure with friends and notice… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists offer safety tips for potential dangers of drone use

Some people seem to view drones as toys, but they can be dangerous. In fact, about 1,000 people per year are injured from using drones incorrectly. To address the potential peril, two University of Florida scientists are offering… Read More

Lightning Safety for Floridians

Florida is popular for its outdoor attractions with numerous beaches, pools, roller coasters, and great golfing opportunities. It can be tempting to stay out all day. However, with outdoor activities comes thunderstorms and, with it, lightning. Let’s review… Read More

Master Naturalist program inspires action on environment

Once upon a time, the Blackwater River was a conveyor belt of prosperity. Loggers floated longleaf pine trunks to the mills. But once the longleafs were all cut, the mills, landings, and structures that supported the industry were… Read More

A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season

Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando’s coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of “Scallop Sitters.” Their efforts have not gone unnoticed… Read More